Since 2002, Ewenique Yarns has been Harford County’s premier yarn shop. Nestled in natural wooden bins and scattered among antiques, you will find some of the world finest merinos, silks, alpacas, and cottons. Hand dyed yarns such as Manos del Uruguay and Claudia’s Hand-Painted Merino catch your eye at a first glance. Noro’s superior color palette entices even the most conservative. Our cozy atmosphere welcomes knitters and crocheters to browse patterns and books and touch and feel their favorite fibers.
While we encourage artisans at every level to challenge themselves (it is important to learn new techniques to keep our brains at their sharpest), simple knitting is always suggested for life’s craziest times. Come in and find a project!
Ewenique Yarns staff is knowledgeable and friendly. We will see you through it with some words of advice and lots of laughter! Think about taking a class or joining our relaxed Knit-A- Longs. Charity knitting is another way to meet other creative knitters; our shawl ministry continues to warm the shoulders of those who need a bit of comfort. Stop in to the shop on Bond Street, and see why it’s everyone’s favorite local yarn store!
A note from Maggie:
I have a few projects in the works. They include a couple sweaters, a few random socks, Neal’s crochet blanket, a lace shawl, a beautiful linen skirt, a fair isle hat, a ribbed hat, and striped hand warmers. It could be embarrassing In fact, Allison once asked me if I felt guilty. I replied “absolutely not!”
The sweaters, for instance, are completely different. One is a Rowan Fair Isle. Bute lies on my dining room table with charts and sticky notes calling me to sit for a long time; It is a Sunday/Monday knit. Another is my Chris Byslma Bar Code for when I am in need of something comforting (it is an exquisitely soft yet mindless knit project.) Socks are on different needles to keep my skills sharp whereas the hats and hand warmers are Christmas gifts. And the linen skirt sits with Neal’s college blanket. The skirt sits because I fear it will not fit and/or I may look silly. And the blanket because who wants to think about their little boy moving 1100 miles away again?
My point is this — every project has some emotional link. Every project started with combustion. It may have helped me through some of life’s bumpy rides. Now I remember a sweater I started when my dog Noah died and a Color Affection I knitted by Mom while she was in hospice. (I do not plan on finishing either of these.)
But why would I feel guilty? My knitting has always helped me cope. Each project is unique, like every one of my friends. Some challenge me, some relax me, some just accompany me.
What’s funny about it, though, is that I honestly wake up most mornings and ask myself, “What am I going to work on today?” Deborah Newton’s Leaf Lace Sweater in Knit Red is so, so pretty. The Bergere de France Poncho and Echarpe/chale have been calling me for years. What the heck? Now Audrey Niklin’s Celestarium seems like a fun way to study the stars. My Driftwood is so adorable that I feel younger when I put it on. Why not do another? It never ends for me. And I couldn’t be happier about it.
As always, I appreciate your loyalty. Show me what you are working on — I would like to meet your friends!